Lauren Bushnell took to Instagram on Thursday to share a sweet birthday message to boyfriend Ben Higgins, 29.
“Happy birthday babe!!!!! I’m so thankful for this life together. Although sometimes rocky you always hold my hand and support me through it, always with a smile on your face,” wrote the reality TV star next to a pic of the couple posing with a beautiful horse.
She added, “You deserve the world, especially today.”
Bushnell’s sweet note indicates the pair, who met during season 20 of “The Bachelor,” are still going strong despite pressing pause on their wedding plans months ago, as revealed in the shocking season finale of their spinoff show “Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After?”
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The Denver couple chatted with Entertainment Tonight earlier this month to let fans know that life off-camera has been happier than what viewers saw in that final episode.
“A lot of people have been asking, ‘Has life slowed down?’ It hasn’t really slowed down (but) we both feel a lot less stressed,” Bushnell, 27, revealed.
She added, “I feel like we’re living life, enjoying, traveling just as much, but there’s a lot less stress. We’ve adapted to this new lifestyle. We’ve learned a lot about each other — what to do, what not to do, what makes each other mad, what makes each other happy.”
Bushnell said she and Higgins were “in a solid place.”
“Things are going well. I feel like we’re in a really good place,” she said. “We’re having fun.”
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